From the beginning of the oldest and greatest civilization – the ancestral link from the Blacks in Kamit (Ancient Egypt) to their descendents who are now scattered to the four corners of the world – the world of creating, inventing and designing has always been a part of the Black experience.
Over the last 500 years Black people from Africa, and their descendents have fully participated in the development of the world’s agricultural, business, medical and scientific innovations and inventions.
When citing inventors few books mention the accomplishments of Black inventors outside the United States. That list often excludes Black inventors from Africa, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Central & South America, Europe, Russia and the United Kingdom. That’s about to change, with the internet, access to library resources, and good communications being the key to unlocking the past. The work of uncovering Black inventors has begun.
I have to acknowledge the work of Henry E. Baker an African American patent examiner who in 1913 published The Colored Inventor, a Record of Fifty years. This book laid the foundation on the inventions by Black Inventors. It was the first book to explore and cite the various inventions by people of color.
Following in Mr Baker’s The Colored Inventor, footsteps is the booklet Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success covers Black innovator and inventors from a Global prospective. It identifies Black inventors from Africa, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States.
This book gives the librarian, reader, researcher, student and teacher the opportunity to discover inventors from your country or state. It is an invaluable booklet that reveals information on inventors who until now have remained obscure and unknown. This book will be published in the Fall, 2007,
Mr. Holmes specializes in research on black and indigenous inventors.
This book will feature Black inventors from Jamaica.
For more information contact:
The Global Black Inventors Research Project, Inc.
President & Founder
Keith C. Holmes
1023 Beverley Road
Brooklyn, NY. 11218.
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]